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Shield-snouted brown snake

shield-snouted brown snake (Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha)
Quilpie, Queensland
Photo © Rob Valentic
Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha - (McCoy, 1879)
Pronunciation  SUE-doh-NAY-ah   ASS-pid-oh-RINK-uss
Etymology  Pseudonaja: 'false Naja', after a genus of cobra.
aspidorhyncha: 'shield-snout'.
Other names  Pseudonaja gowi 
Total length
Species avg: 120 cm
Clutch size
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Southern central Australia, from Penon on the western Eyre Peninsula, to Hermidale, central New South Wales.1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Northern Territory, Queensland


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